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Avoid Drugging Your Child

If you’re faced with the decision whether to put your child on medication, you want to know what possible long-term effects it could have on his developing body and brain. Many parents are especially concerned about the effects of medications for treating ADHD because they are usually stimulants, and because kids often continue to take them… Keep Reading

Bedwetting

Many kids with bedwetting problems have primitive reflex issues. MNRI therapy for Spinal Galant, Spinal Perez, and Babinski can be very helpful for bedwetting. I also recommend the book Seven Steps to Nighttime Dryness: A Practical Guide for Parents of Children with Bedwetting The Chummie is the device (bedwetting alarm) we decided to use. Mind… Keep Reading

Neurofeedback

VERY IMPORTANT – you must do a MNRI assessment (and MNRI therapy to correct deficits) before starting Neurofeedback. We discovered the hard way that Neurofeedback will cement in any improper reflex patterns. I do think Neurofeedback is very valuble, especially Z-score training, but: Again – Do not start neurofeedback until all MNRI deficits are corrected!… Keep Reading

MNRI – Masgutova Neurosensorimotor Integration

The official description from the MNRI website: Fundamental to the MNRI Method is the understanding that automatic primary motor reflex patterns do not disappear, they integrate. While most people in the general health and wellness community are quite familiar with primary motor reflex patterns, they generally view the patterns as developmental milestones. In the course… Keep Reading

Eyelights

These special “sunglasses” have embedded red LED lights that flash at a prescribed interval to improve brain function. Eyelights excite the receptors at the back of the retina, which in turn fire to the brain stem in three different areas. Eyelights are being worn by children with learning disabilities in order to keep them more… Keep Reading

Son-Rise Program®

The Son-Rise Program® teaches a specific and comprehensive system of treatment and education designed to help families and caregivers enable their children to dramatically improve in all areas of learning, development, communication and skill acquisition. It offers highly effective educational techniques, strategies and principles for designing, implementing and maintaining a stimulating, high-energy, one-on-one, home-based, child-centered program. The… Keep Reading

Verbal Behavior (VB)

The Verbal Behavior (VB) methodology was created to address the language deficiency of kids while utilizing the science of ABA. Here is an excellent Verbal Behavior Training Manual. Verbal Behavior Therapy teaches communication using the principles of Applied Behavior Analysis and the theories of behaviorist B.F. Skinner. By design, Verbal Behavior Therapy motivates a child, adolescent or adult… Keep Reading

Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS)

The Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS) uses picture cards to communicate. It’s a great way to encourage/teach non-verbal kids to start communicating by pointing at the cards. Here is a pdf of our actual PECS notebook for you to use as an example. PECS begins by teaching an individual to give a picture of a desired item… Keep Reading

Applied Behavioral Analysis (ABA)

To do your own Applied Behavioral Analysis (ABA) therapy at home: Behavioral Intervention for Young Children With Autism: A Manual for Parents and Professionals by Catherine Maurice, Gina Green and Stephen C. Luce How Do I Teach This Kid?: Visual Work Tasks for Beginning Learners on the Autism Spectrum by Kimberly A. Henry Keep Reading

Aromatherapy

Aromatherapy is the art of using essential oils to help balance health. Three methods of application include: Aromatically – Inhale directly from bottle, diffuse (with a diffuser), or from the palms of your hands. Topically – Massage the oil into desired location. Depending on the oil you can do this neat (undiluted) or diluted with… Keep Reading

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